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Jodi Kim

January 31, 2011

Jodi Kim, an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California Riverside, is the author of the book Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War, which was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2010.  In her book she examines Asian American cultural production (such as novels and films)  that “shift, reframe, and critically extend dominant interpretations of the Cold War by staging the Cold War as a geopolitical, cultural, and epistemological project of gendered racial formation and imperialism undergirding U.S. global hegemony, and by making visible the centrality of Asia to that project.” Having earned her PhD at the University of California Berkeley in 2004, Professor Jodi Kim is interested in teaching Asian American and Asian Diasporic Literature, Film, and Visual Art, Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Studies, Cultural Studies, and Critical Theory.

Adam Wheeler, currently in his third year at McGill University, speaks to Professor Jodi Kim about her book, Ends of Empire, and about the forthcoming conference entitled “Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide: Settler Colonialism/Heteropatriarchy/White Supremacy.”

Through establishing a rapport with Professor Kim, Wheeler succeeds in captivating the listeners. The edited version is 62 minutes long and is available for download in .mp3 format.  It can also be found on iTunes. The unedited version is 75 minutes long and is available for download in .wav format.

Click on the arrow below if you would like to stream it!

http://ia700406.us.archive.org/23/items/AdamWheelerInterviewsJodiKim-editedversion/mixdown_week3.mp3″
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